~ Have you been feeling enslaved to an emotion or circumstance?
~ Would you like to be set free?
Could Joy be the key?
Joy gives you the power, motivation and confidence to achieve things
that otherwise seem too difficult to attempt. Better than a granola
bar – joy is pure energy.
Do you remember the thrill of hitting a home run? Getting out on the last day of school? Riding your new bicycle? You jump with joy. Fantastic!
Joy gives you energy and makes you feel great. You can achieve all kinds of things that otherwise may seem too difficult to attempt. With joy, you’re not afraid to talk to the guy sitting next to you on the plane. No problem! You’ve got energy, buoyancy. You’re alive!
Learn to differentiate between real joy, which generates the power to accomplish, and illusory joy, whose burst of energy fades into a let-down. True joy comes from the pleasure of growth and self-actualization – when we conquer a difficult challenge, or experience a moment of clarity. When your team wins the World Series, or when you win the lottery, the joy is a delusion. Why? Because you did not change or grow. Joy is solely the result of your reaction to life, your commitment to turning every moment into a growth experience.
You’re not reaching your potential unless you have joy. So whether you’re studying, touring, working or relaxing, first get into a state of joy. It will give you a big boost of power and confidence.
For more meditations like this one click here for the entire collection of “Counting the Omer” meditations. (Series of days between Passover and Shavuot (Pentacost))
The following video not only wells up Joy in my heart but I think it could very well be what anyone might sing as celebration once they have been freed from bondage. I hope you enjoy it and feel a release from something that has been enslaving you.